Meet 16-year-old Broc Feeney from Carrara. He is a Gold Coaster in a serious hurry. He’s one of the hottest young prospects in Australian motorsport.
Broc currently leads the entry-level tier to the high profile V8 Supercars that roar around the streets of Surfers Paradise each October. But he’s no newb. He comes from a solid background of racing. He was a national karting champion and raced karts all over the world.
Broc Feeney Connections
Broc is the son of motorcycling champion of the 80s, Paul Feeney. Paul went on to import motorcycles and glamour brands Cagiva and MV Agusta.
Broc’s mum Sue is also knee-deep in racing. Sue comes from a background in global promotions for the industry. She started out when Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan were World Champions. This year is Broc’s first in the 650 horsepower Supercars. He’s under the watchful eye of Gold Coast business and motorsport identity, Paul Morris. Broc’s rising star quality has seen him attract interest from media and corporations alike.
Surfers Paradise-based organisation Exit Timeshare Now have used Broc’s racing platform to launch its consumer advocacy. The organisation help families legally release the burden of costly timeshares. These timeshare deals were signed up for in the 1980s by people intoxicated by the dream of regular Gold Coast beach breaks. Years later these families are still paying the price for these timeshares. In many cases the people who originally signed the timeshare deals have long passed.
Other sponsors include global youth mobile brand, Boost Mobile. And, Broc and was promoted to a test session for Virgin Australia Supercars team, Erebus Racing (owned by Westfield heiress, Betty Klimenko) in May.
Says Broc, “It’s been a huge year, just my second away from karts and there’s still more to come. I’ve been fortunate with the opportunities presented to me.”
Broc’s next goal is to concentrate on locking away the Super3 Championship. “I’m young enough, committed enough and have the desire. It would be awesome to bring some more Gold Coast companies on board to share the ride with us and bring a real community feel around this entire amazing journey.”
You can follow Broc’s progress here. ■
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